Useful Tools for Authors: Creating awesome social media posts

There are tons of sites out there now dedicated to making picture quotes, but these are some of my favorites–and you can use them all for FREE!


A quick Facebook cover that I whipped up in about 2 minutes.

If you’re tired of trying to figure out dimensions for the perfect images for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. check out Canva now! This site has a template for just about everything you could ever need from infographics to web banners and Facebook ads. Plus, they have a good selection of stock images to use or you can upload your own. All you have to do is select the type of product you want to create, and you’ll get a whole collection of layouts to choose from, then add your own information, elements, and images for a perfect post every time.

And, they save all of your creations so you can download or modify them later!

Pablo by Buffer

Another quick design that took about a minute.

This website allows you to create beautiful quote images. Choose from more than 600k stock images for the background, select your size (based on the social media network you’d like to share on: Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook/Twitter), pop in your text, and play around with the design. Within a few minutes, you’ll have a beautiful quote image to share.

As soon as you’re done, you can share directly to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter!


This is a much simpler quote generator. Once you paste in your text, you’ll have about 15 layouts to choose from. So, if you find a fantastic quote you’d like to share, but don’t have the time to put together something more complex, this is a great way to generate a quick image to share.

Once complete, you can share directly to Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, or via email.


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